When you want to show your wife that you care, you might think of bringing her a beautiful bouquet. Maybe you’ll even include some chocolate and a handmade card with the gift that you give your loving wife. For Mr. Kuroki, he wanted to bring more than just a bouquet to his wife. He wanted to bring her an entire lawn filled with them. Don’t understand? Keep on reading, by the end of our conversation, you’ll be ready to cry tears of joy.
We have to go back in time to 1956 to see Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki get married. Mrs. Kuroki would end up moving in with her new husband on his dairy farm, located in Shintomi, Japan. According to a report by The Telegraph, the couple lived there for thirty blissful years of marriage before planning their retirement in order to travel around the country. Tragically, their plans would not come to fruition, at least not in the way that they expected.
When Mrs. Kuroki was 52-years-old, she ended up losing her vision. Mrs. Kuroki had suffered from diabetes and complications related to the disorder would take her vision completely away. As a result, Mrs. Kuroki began to stay inside all day. Mr. Kuroki knew that his wife was dealing with a heavy burden. What’s more, he knew that he had to do something to bring her joy.
Out on his dairy farm, Mr. Kuroki had noticed that many visitors had stopped to admire his pink shibazakura garden. These beautiful flowers, often referred to as moss phlox, had a beautiful scent to them that would waft over the farm. Unfortunately, Mr. Kuroki’s garden was too small to really send the pleasant scent up to their home. Instead of taking his wife a bouquet, Mr. Kuroki decided that he would fill the yard with pink shibazakura until their scent wafted over the entire property.
Mr. Kuroki would end up planting one of the most stunning gardens in the entire region. Visitors would come from all over to look at the flowers and take in their calming aroma. While the garden had brought joy to all the visitors passing by, something more important happened back at home. Mrs. Kuroki could smell the scent from the home, and she decided that she wanted to experience them for herself. Despite still being blind, Mr. Kuroki walked her down to the garden where her face was completely transformed in an expression of pure joy. Her smile, as captured in several photos and videos, is bright enough to grow another garden filled with beautiful flowers.
According to Mr. Kuroki, the flower garden tribute that he grew for his wife now brings in more than 7,000 visitors per day. Their cowshed, which was once dedicated to making ends meet, has since been turned into a display that tells the story of their love. If you want to see the garden of love for yourself, you know exactly where to find it. Maybe you’ll even find Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki taking a walk through the flowers when you stop on by!
The Amazon Is Going To Be Saved By Chocolate Forests! Find Out More…
Chocolate lovers all over the world are certainly going to want to sit down before they hear this news. It is a lot to take in! As someone who needs to have a chocolate stash in their home at all times, this news hit me in my feel zone. The chocolate industry is not immune to bad news, though. There are all sorts of reports that are designed to make us feel bad about our consumption.
It takes a heartless person to hear about the role of child labor in chocolate production and not think twice about chowing down on a candy bar. Fair trade chocolates need to be purchased whenever possible. Otherwise, you could be spending your money on items that have been produced under adverse circumstances. West African parks are currently being destroyed to make room for more cruelty based farms.
This does not sit well with us and it should not sit well with you, either. However, the nation of Brazil made a recent announcement that should have everyone applauding. Chocolate lovers everywhere, rejoice! The cattle ranchers of Brazil are coming together to make life easier for chocolate consumers everywhere. They are going to utilize their additional land to help the cause. Chocolate forests are being created as we speak and we are overjoyed.
Instead of letting their used up pastures fall by the wayside, this land is now going to be utilized. These ranchers are finally taking a more responsible approach. This is a fantastic piece of news. These are the ranchers who have caused so much deforestation already. The trees in this rainforest are responsible for the production of much of the world’s oxygen.
20 percent of the oxygen that is consumed on this planet is derived from this rainforest. The deforestation that is taking place is frightening. Environmental regulations have been passed, in hopes of keeping these farmers from being able to continue their hurtful tactics. We are glad that someone is finally stepping up to the plate to put a stop to these actions.
If no one is willing to protect the environment, the entire human race can be placed in jeopardy. The cows who consume the grass on these farmlands are also responsible for environmental depletion. Their needs certainly have to be considered as well. That’s why the ranchers of this region have decided that it is time to move in a more positive direction going forward.
Any move towards chocolate is a positive one, to be quite honest. This is a credo to live by. When lands are used in a manner that allows for greenery to grow, this is highly beneficial to the greater good. As a society, we need to make sure that we are doing everything in our power to keep forests from being cut down to make room for more inhumane production of human resources.
It is our responsibility to make sure that we are preserving the Earth for our children and their children. These chocolate forests are a great way to ensure the health of the planet, while steering the world of chocolate production away from the usage of child labor. The Amazon Fund is also offering financial incentives to farmers who are willing to plant their own chocolate forests.
Over $5 million in grants has been offered already and we hope that there is more to come. This is also good news for the farmers who are making the switch. The production of cocoa is far more profitable. This allows farmers to cease their practices, while remaining financially solvent. It is not often that we get to help the environment and our bottom line. Please be sure to pass this good news along to the choco-holics in your life!
Coca-Cola Is Doing An About Face, Thanks To Greenpeace Pressure!
Single use plastic bottles are a scourge to the environment. If we had it our way, these bottles would no longer exist. The corporations that are responsible for providing them need to take a long look in the mirror. Why would any responsible company continue to manufacture these bottles? There is no reason to do so. The Coca-Cola Company is one of the main companies that we are pointing the finger at here.
They are not only responsible for the production of Coca-Cola beverages, they are also responsible for a wide range of other name brands that we consume on an everyday basis. If you drink Smart Water, Dasani or Minute Maid, these are all Coca-Cola products. This company is personally responsible for the creation of a staggering number of single use plastic bottles.
Can you believe that there are over 100 billion single usage plastic bottles being thrust into the environment each year….just off Coca-Cola alone!? This is insane to us. Now that millennial Americans are becoming more concerned with the effects of these plastic bottles, it is time to take a closer look at the manner in which we consume our favorite beverages each day.
In many instances, there are some simple changes that we are going to have to make if we are going to avoid the difficulties associated with these types of consumer decisions. According to studies, the average millennial is more than willing to put their money where their mouth is. They are ready to shell out extra, just to have access to more sustainable products over the long haul.
These are the sacrifices that we are going to have to make if we are going to avoid the environmental damages that are associated with our own decision making. No one can continue to do the same things that they have always done and reasonably expect different results. Now that the heat is being turned up, Coca-Cola is finally changing their ways.
Greenpeace is applying the pressure and Coca-Cola is here to listen. The Plastics Industry Association is actively working to maintain the status quo. Coca-Cola has decided, at long last, to leave this association. Pepsi is not going to be left in the dust when it comes to this association, either. The soda giant has already announced their plans to leave the Plastics Industry Association at a later date.
This association’s efforts are deplorable. They have already pressed a number of different states into avoiding the plastic bottle bans. Greenpeace has been lauding the decision that was made by Coca-Cola and we are, too. It gets tiring to watch corporations shirk their responsibilities to the environment. There is only so much that we can do on our own.
Companies are often scared to take the first step publicly and this is understandable. However, now that major companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi are taking the initial steps, there is no reason to remain afraid. If you are anything like us, you are going to want to live in a world where sustainable beverage containers become the norm. They should never be an outlier and this is something that we believe in strongly.
Please be sure to share this great news with all of your friends and loved ones as soon as possible. We are glad that the top companies are finally taking the initiative to make these all important changes. After all, who wouldn’t want to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that our consumer choices are not hurting the planet? This is a victory for all of the consumers who are looking to make the necessary changes in their lives.
Protest in the Appalachian Mountains Grabs National Attention
The Appalachian mountain chain is one of the most beautiful locations in the world. When people look outside at the Appalachian mountain chain, they are used to seeing blue skies, beautiful trees, towering mountains, and a diverse array of wildlife. Interviews with people who live in this area often highlight the animals that like to roam the fields and the sunsets that are absolutely awe-inspiring. The scenery of the Jefferson National Forest, which occupies a portion of the Appalachian mountain chain, is absolutely incredible. At the same time, recently, people who live near the Appalachian mountains have been seeing something different.
There are many people who have called the Appalachian mountain chain home for not only their entire lives but also for multiple generations of family members. Therefore, they care deeply about the mountain chain and fight hard to protect the environment. Unfortunately, there are many companies who have come in and are trying to develop this beautiful land. While the companies may claim that they are trying to bring progress to the Appalachian mountain area, the locals feel differently. They are afraid that the presence of these companies is going to destroy the scenery that they and their ancestors have worked so hard to protect.
In one particular area of the Appalachian mountain chain, called Peters Mountain, there is a protest that has been happening. Now, many people are starting to take notice. Those who watch carefully and look up might find that there are people climbing up into the trees. This climbing effort has been happening for close to two years. The trees near Peters Mountain sit near the location of a construction project that is slated to happen soon. The Mountain Valley Pipeline is supposed to begin carrying natural gas right through this mountain. The pipes are going to go right through numerous trees that have grown in and around the mountain. The roots of these trees are incredibly fragile and are going to harm the environment.
If this pipelines goes through, it would mean that the trees are going to be destroyed along with the beautiful landscape that many people have come to love. If the locals have anything to say about it, this construction project is never going to get off the ground. The Mountain Valley Pipeline was first proposed close to six years ago. Even though the construction project has been on the books for a while, it has yet to be completed. This is because the locals have stepped up and fought hard for the environment every step of the way. Now, they do not have to do this alone because they have the attention of the entire country.
The pipeline is supposed to be one of the longest in the country. The pipeline is going to travel from West Virginia down into Virginia before heading into North Carolina. The pipeline is going to be 3.5 feet in diameter and is going to carry natural gas throughout the entire way. Many people who live in the Appalachian region are worried about the health of the environment, the community, and the people who live there. Many people are looking at the other pipelines that have been built all over the country and are wondering why this one is so much bigger. Some of the concerns about the pipeline that people have include the quality of the drinking area, the development of sinkholes, and the tremendous amount of traffic that is going to clog up the roads. During the past few years, hundreds of people have turned out to protest and fight the pipeline by sitting in the trees. Now, the world has taken notice.
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